Video of the 2009 U.S. Open Downhill and Giant Slalom  from Lucent Productions.  Nicely edited, good wipeouts and furthers my curiousity as to why downhillers don’t run a 29″ wheel on the front.

The 7th annual event was held May 22nd at Diablo Freeride Park.  Hit ‘more’ for additional videos and top results…


  1. Miranda Miller (Santa Cruz) – 3:05.47
  2. Kathy Pruitt (Jamis Bikes) – 3:05.56 (+ .09)
  3. Fionn Griffiths (Norco) – 3:05.96 (+ .49)


  1. Sam Hill (Monster / Specialized) – 2:30.11
  2. Animal Commencal (Animal Commencal) – 2:32.72 (+ 2.61)
  3. Brendan Fairclough (Monster / Specialized) – 2:35.21 (+ 5.10)

Full results online at

Short montage from  Solid tree shoulder-check at about 1:14.

Day 2 DH Pro Qualifying.

Day 1 DH Practice and Slalom Qualifying.

Helmet cam footage of Diablo Freeride Park, but not necessarily of the US Open Course.

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